Keeping On

With the conservatory painted I turned my attention into the attached bathroom.

The ladder is in front of the conservatory bathroom that needs to be painted, then tiled.
The ladder is in front of the conservatory bathroom that needs to be painted, then tiled.

I knew I didn’t have enough paint to finish but I could give it a good beginning.

Black plastic is hug at every opening in the master suite to keep the drywall sanding dust at bay.
Black plastic is hug at every opening in the master suite to keep the drywall sanding dust at bay.

In the mean time I had a little list for Charlie:

  • put new batteries in the smoke detectors,

    Smoke detector batteries should be changed annually, usually when we change to daylight saving time.  We're changing for the first time so we're a little ahead of schedule.
    Smoke detector batteries should be changed annually, usually when we change to daylight saving time. We’re changing for the first time so we’re a little ahead of schedule.
  • put the switch plates back on in the conservatory (after I paint them),

    The generic color switch plate will look better painted the wall color.
    The generic color switch plate will look better painted the wall color.
  • finish sanding and dusting the master suite walls,

    We can't hang this cabinet until the walls are sanded, wet-wipes, primes, and painted.
    We can’t hang this cabinet until the walls are sanded, wet-wiped, primed, and painted.
  • wipe down the bare drywall in the master suite — closet, bathroom, hall,
  • prime all bare drywall.

    More primer!
    More primer!

These chores are in his domain and skill set.  And I am grateful.

What project would you hand off to your significant other?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “Keeping On”

  1. Good morning and Happy Birthday!! Don’t work too hard today because it will still be there tomorrow. The house is looking marvelous. Love to you and Charlie. Lisa

  2. Thanks. I can tell you this will be the last time I paint my house myself. I used to love painting, now it’s a struggle. Love you, too. Jo

  3. I feel the same way–I used to love painting, but now it’s so hard. Must be the bifocals. I can’t get them in the right spot to see. And it makes me ache, too. But I still love the results!

    1. I thought going up and down a two-step ladder would be good therapy. Turns out 30 step-ups are good, 300 bad. My physical therapist said to take it easy on the painting. Grrr!

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